Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

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Harper Collins, 29/03/2011 - 448 páginas
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In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language. It will delight readers of Genome, Einstein’s Dreams, Longitude, and The Age of Wonder. 

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Review: Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements

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A brilliant concept — a book about the elements of the periodic table, covering their physical and chemical properties, the history of their discovery and their use, the roles they've played in ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Review: Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements

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A brilliant concept — a book about the elements of the periodic table, covering their physical and chemical properties, the history of their discovery and their use, the roles they've played in ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Hugh Aldersey-Williams is the author of numerous books on architecture, design, and science, including Panicology and The Most Beautiful Molecule, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Norfolk, England.

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